It's 1944, and the Birmingham Miners and the Memphis Blues are duking it out in the Negro League World Series! Martha Jones, a fairer than fair-skinned beauty straight out of the red light district of Atlanta, returns to her Birmingham home after an Atlanta tycoon leaves her a sizeable fortune. Along with the fortune, she brings with her a secret that must be protected at all costs. She begins a scandalous love affair with Walter Banks, Sr., another tycoon many years her senior and owner of the Birmingham Miners. The affair seems doomed, but Walter pledges to protect Martha with his life when dangers start to multiply. In spite of the trials that befall them, Martha and Walter band together to navigate their way through a web of intrigue, blackmail, murder, and baseball.
About the Author
Shadows from the Past is Jake Corner's debut novel. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Sharon, and is currently working on his next book, The Snatchings.